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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:07 pm
by rocky1980
the cost of sending xmas cards to people I never see or talk to anymore ie half my family

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:43 pm
by Antiriad2097
I solved this problem, I haven't posted a card in over 20 years.

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:31 am
by rocky1980
I solved this problem, I haven't posted a card in over 20 years.
:lol:

I would love to be able to do that however Mrs Rocky says we are being rude

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:50 pm
by Antiriad2097
rocky1980 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:31 am
I solved this problem, I haven't posted a card in over 20 years.
:lol:
I would love to be able to do that however Mrs Rocky says we are being rude
This expectation of a card from people you don't associate with from one year to the next baffles me.

There's an easy get out clause. Tell everyone that you would normally send a card to that you've donated the money to a charity instead. If they get the hump over that, they want to take a look at themselves.

You could even actually make a charity donation :lol:

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:08 pm
by Tom_Baker
Board politics it’s all tinpot trash.

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:18 pm
by rocky1980
Having the norovirus :( then the wife and kids having it also

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:52 pm
by Arnie
Taking ones foot of the clutch too early when changing gear, that grinds gears quite well :wink:

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:26 am
by rocky1980
lazy delivery drivers !

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:15 am
by The Laird
People who ask you to give honest feedback on their product.

Then when you do they throw a total hissy fit and tell you to eff off :lol:

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:22 am
by Crusty Starfish
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:40 pm
by NorthWay
Bought used car 2 months ago (really happy with it). Come home from 3 weeks Christmas holidays to find it sitting dead in the garage. (Probably flat battery, but can I expect this to happen again if I fix that?)

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:33 pm
by Sega2006
NorthWay wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Bought used car 2 months ago (really happy with it). Come home from 3 weeks Christmas holidays to find it sitting dead in the garage. (Probably flat battery, but can I expect this to happen again if I fix that?)
What car? I might be able to identify possible causes.

Today, reacting to things that are supposed to make you better, I couldn't get up until 4 as I reacted to my meds and even now it feels like a heavy hangover.

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:33 pm
by Megamixer
NorthWay wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Bought used car 2 months ago (really happy with it). Come home from 3 weeks Christmas holidays to find it sitting dead in the garage. (Probably flat battery, but can I expect this to happen again if I fix that?)
It can easily happen with the battery, especially if it was weak or not properly charged to begin with (as a result of lots of short journeys etc.). Obviously being a used car, the battery could have been in any state from the previous owner (unless you know for certain that it was replaced by the seller?).

My mum had the battery in her car lose its charge after just a week of sitting still while she was on holiday so it can happen.

I would say that it's unlikely for something else to have failed in that time while the car has simply being stationary (if it was working perfectly beforehand).

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:11 am
by NorthWay
Sega2006 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:33 pm
What car?
It's a 2012 Ford Focus Station Wagon 1.6Turbo. Ford dealer recommended a battery charger - I should buy one anyway - and I'll be in for a recall next week anyway. (If I can get it to start.)

Re: What grinds your gears ?

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:45 am
by Antiriad2097
If you can start it with jump leads from another car and leave it running for a while, it'll probably charge the battery enough to keep you ticking over as long as it's used daily. We had a similar issue on an old Aygo we had, only ever used for short trips and I killed the battery once just by having the radio on for half an hour with the engine off. We called RAC (since it was free) and they gave us a partial charge to get going, so that might be an option for you if you have cover (we had it free via the bank).